The Production of Wood Flooring from Cassava Stem Using Crepe Rubber is a Binder
Keywords:wood flooring; cassava stem; crepe rubber; mechanical properties
This research aims to study the process of producing wood planks from cassava stems without using chemicals in a binder. To study the feasibility of using crepe rubber as a binder in the wood flooring production process and to study the properties of the production of planks from cassava stem by using crepe rubber as a binder. The crepe rubber was 0, 5, 10, and 15 % by weight per cassava powder. Then extruded by hot compression method at 150 C๐ with compression force of 50 kg/cm2 for 10 minutes. Received a rubber tile size 40x40x0.16 cm. Three repetitions of the experiment, statistical differences were analyzed using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), and mean differences were analyzed using Duncan's New Multiple Range Test. Qualification test according to the Thai Industrial Standard (TIS. 876-2547). The research results were that wood Flooring from cassava stem using crepe rubber is a binder, it can produce plywood pieces from cassava. The ratio was suitable for use with good stiffness properties of 15%, it can be substituted for medium density plywood that can be used as a building material for interior decoration. Can be used to compress the standpoints of infantry and the building was used as an alternative.
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